Niebuhr Center to Host ‘Revive Our Hearts’

May 7, 2012 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications

The Niebuhr Center for Faith and Action will host an evening of sermons, music and inspiration during Revive Our Hearts—An Exploration of the Revival Process on Sunday, May 13.

The old-fashioned revival will feature Ron Sider, professor of theology, holistic ministry and public policy at Palmer Seminary, Eastern University. His sermon title is Living Like Jesus: Revive Us O Lord.

Members of the Niebuhr Center’s ministry team also will be featured:

  • Maureen Elliott ’12, of Lombard, will give the sermon, Until the Whole World Loves. Elliott is a theology major with a minor in clinical psychology. “I believe Christians coming together to form community, lower and destroy barriers, and increase relationships across worldly divides is imperative for our future, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ!”
  • Keith Ginn ’12, of Geneva, will give the sermon, Jesus the Heart Surgeon. Ginn is majoring in theology and plans to pursue pastoral ministry. “I believe all people need to hear the love of Christ Jesus, and this revival gathering will be a fantastic way to share that love with our campus and community.”
  • Ryan Walsh ’12, of Lincolnshire, will give the sermon, The Truth Will Make You Free. Walsh is a religious studies major. “It is so easy for us to get caught up with the stress and monotony of daily life, but this revival gives us the chance to be inspired and to rekindle our passion as we find encouragement in Jesus Christ.”
  • Christopher White ’15, of Chicago, will give the sermon, Shine on Me. White is an English major with a minor in theology. “This revival is important to me, as it speaks to the issues of the 21st century regarding providing our hearts and souls the opportunity to seek a relationship with God.”

In addition to the sermons, a local band called the Broken Halos will perform, with a special appearance by Faith Perkins.

Revive Our Hearts will begin at 6:00 p.m. on May 13 in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, call (630) 617-3492 or email

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